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The Finite Heisenberg-Weyl Groups in Radar and Communications

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:085685

  • Received: 6 April 2005
  • Accepted: 18 April 2005
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We investigate the theory of the finite Heisenberg-Weyl group in relation to the development of adaptive radar and to the construction of spreading sequences and error-correcting codes in communications. We contend that this group can form the basis for the representation of the radar environment in terms of operators on the space of waveforms. We also demonstrate, following recent developments in the theory of error-correcting codes, that the finite Heisenberg-Weyl groups provide a unified basis for the construction of useful waveforms/sequences for radar, communications, and the theory of error-correcting codes.


  • Radar
  • Information Technology
  • Quantum Information
  • Spreading Sequence
  • Unify Basis


Authors’ Affiliations

Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Edinburgh, Australia
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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